Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Hudson man charged in serial iPod thefts

PORT RICHEY — On the night of Nov. 18, Tyler Odell pushed a shopping cart to the electronics department in the Target on Tacoma Drive and surveyed the iPods for sale, according to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office.

Then, using a hammer he selected from the home department, the 23-year-old smashed the glass case and took eight iPods, valued at $1,610, a report states.

He was charged Monday with grand theft and criminal mischief.

Odell has been in jail since Nov. 25 on similar charges. Authorities say he did the same thing at a Hudson Walmart and an Odessa Target, but used baseball bats taken from the stores and stole 12 iPods.

Odell of 9100 Debbie Lane in Hudson told authorities he sold the iPods and used the money to support his drug addiction, the report says. He has needle tracks on both arms, according to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office.

Odell faces multiple charges, including grand theft, criminal mischief, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance and violating his probation. He is being held without bail at the Land O'Lakes jail.

Hudson man charged in serial iPod thefts 12/08/09 [Last modified: Tuesday, December 8, 2009 8:06pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Offense gets some juggling

    The Heater

    TORONTO — The night after scoring six runs to emerge from what had been a historically fallow offensive stretch seemed like an odd time to make changes to the lineup, but that was exactly what the Rays did for Wednesday's late game against the Blue Jays.

    Associated Press
  2. Dunedin man accused of possessing child pornography

    Crime

    DUNEDIN — A 57-year-old man was arrested Wednesday, accused of intentionally downloading child pornography, the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office said.

    Richard Beal Anger, 57, of Dunedin faces 11 counts of possession of child pornography. [Courtesy of the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office]
  3. Pence cuts short Latin America trip and pressures Chile to sever all ties to North Korea

    Politics

    SANTIAGO, Chile — Vice President Mike Pence is cutting short his Latin America trip by one day to return to Washington for a strategy meeting Friday at Camp David with President Donald Trump and the national security team.

    Vice President Mike Pence urged Chilean President Michelle Bachelet to take a tougher stand against North Korea on Wednesday in Santiago, Chile.
  4. Big Ben backlash: Plan to silence beloved bell under review

    World

    LONDON — British Parliament officials said Wednesday they will review plans to silence Big Ben during four years of repairs after senior politicians criticized the lengthy muting of the beloved bell.

  5. UF's move to deny white nationalist Richard Spencer a venue sets up a First Amendment court fight

    College

    In denying a notorious white nationalist his request to speak on campus, the University of Florida has brought a thorny legal battle to Gainesville in the name of keeping its students safe.

    Legal experts say the University of Florida will have an uphill battle in court proving that fears of violence from an appearance by white nationalist Richard Spencer will override the First Amendment. "There's a fine line between inciting lawlessness and engendering a situation where lawlessness arises," said Peter Lake, higher education law professor at Stetson University College of Law. [Getting Images]